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Authored by Alex Passantino

In a post today on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog, WHD Administrator, Dr. David Weil, announced that WHD recovered more than $240 million in back wages for more than 270,000 workers in FY2014. This recovery was slightly down from FY2013’s $249 million. Since 2009, WHD has recovered more than $1.3 billion as a
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Authored by Noah Finkel

California has long been regarded as the epicenter of wage and hour litigation.  It is where the most cases are filed. It has the most onerous wage and hour laws. And those laws contain the most draconian remedies.  Because of this, California wage and hour claims tend to carry higher settlement value than FLSA claims or
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Authored by Laura Reasons

In an important victory for the City of Albuquerque, the Tenth Circuit in Chavez v. City of Albuquerque issued an opinion upholding a decision of the District of New Mexico.

The Tenth Circuit held:  (1) the City’s dual calculation method does not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”); (2) sale back proceeds for sick leave


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